A-10 Thunderbolt II doesn’t need any special introduction – tank buster that barely escaped budget cuts axe and excelled in Op Desert Storm and every conflict after that. The following project will depict a bird from 74th FS that took part in Operation Allied Force over Kosovo and Serbia and was hit by SA-7 Strela 2 MANPAD and had to divert and emergency land at Skopje, Macedonia. I will be using the following products
- Revell 1:72 kit (Italeri reissued)
- Eduard masks
- Eduard zoom photoetch set
- Northstar models AGM-65 Maverick
- Balkan Models decals
- weapons from Italeri armament set
The cockpit is mainly finished now.
Millenium Falcon, the famous ship that made a Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, is probably one of the most iconic Star Wars spaceships. The kit is Revell’s snap-tite pocket edition is clearly intended for kids and scale model beginners. However it comes with really really nice surface details as you can see in the below photos. I have a plan to acquire a few more and make some dioramas.
Dedicated to my loving wife!
“Would it help if I got out and pushed?” –Leia to Han Solo
“She’s the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” — Lando Carlisian
“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” –Han to Luke
“This bucket of bolts is never going to get us past that blockade.” –Leia to Han
“Don’t worry, she’ll hold together… You hear me, baby? Hold together!” –Han to Falcon
“You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought.” –Leia to Han
“This baby’s got a few surprises left in her, sweetheart.” –Han to Leia
“I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.” –Han to Luke
“We’re in trouble!” –Han
Yeah, she’s that small!
Before and after!
Work in progress
Modelcollect 1:72, out of the box build
Work in progress:
In box review
Video of Buratinos in action
When the coat of Alclad Aqua Gloss dried, I started applying the oil-dot weathering, using Yellow, White and Raw Umber oil colours. This step not only blended the colours together but also lightened the green and black and darkened sand a bit. Overall it also gave a bit of dustiness feel of the whole model.